Capture wintry ice photography in the comfort of your own kitchen

ice photography
(Image credit: Mike Harris \ Future)

Looking for some wintry fun, but don't want to stray outside of the house? This ice photography project is the perfect way to celebrate the cold season without getting too chilly yourself. All you need to photograph this frozen close-up is some suitable subjects, a bottle of distilled water and an ice cube tray. Plus, the practical nature of this project means you can get the kids or grandkids involved too. 

To create the frozen cubes you’ll need to place your objects in the tray and fill one quarter of each compartment with distilled water. Leave it for a good few hours (ideally overnight) to ensure it’s frozen solid before filling the rest of each compartment. This two-stage process will prevent your subjects from floating and freezing on the water’s surface.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.